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Headed for El Paso tomorrow and will stay in a motel in order to report for back surgery at 6 a.m. Monday. This will be my fourth rodeo and my fourth lumbar fusion, this one L5-S1. L-5 is sliding forward and pinching my spinal cord right where it splits in two and travels down the legs. My legs have been going so numb I can't feel them and I have to sit down or fall down. Needless to say, this has cut into my hiking. Good thoughts would be highly appreciated.
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Bill in Oregon wrote:
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Headed for El Paso tomorrow and will stay in a motel in order to report for back surgery at 6 a.m. Monday. This will be my fourth rodeo and my fourth lumbar fusion, this one L5-S1. L-5 is sliding forward and pinching my spinal cord right where it splits in two and travels down the legs. My legs have been going so numb I can't feel them and I have to sit down or fall down. Needless to say, this has cut into my hiking. Good thoughts would be highly appreciated.
from what i have heard those guys do a great job. good luck to you and hope you are out on the ' happy trails' again soon.
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REMEMBERING YOU IN PRAYER BILL!
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Wishing you all the best Bill, prayers for a speedy recovery.. :wink:
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Prayers up. When the recovery process gets painful and discouraging, just keep thinking of the hikes you will be able to take once you get your strength back. That will be very motivating.
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prayers UP for the physicians and for fast healing and for every need to be met
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Thanks fellers. Means a lot on the eve of another surgery. My guy is Dr. George Martin, who uses the Mazor Robotics system to help make the most precise cuts and locate the spots for the pedicle screws and rods. He's going in through my back, thank gosh, as the alternative approach for L5-S1 is through the abdomen. :shock:
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Bon Chance Bill! Hope you get complete relief!
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Best wishes Bill, for the surgery and recovery!!

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Good luck Bill. My prayers headed your way.
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Prayers up Bill!!!! -Tutt
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Speedy recovery sir!
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Prayers up. I expect to hear a good outcome.
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Best of God’s grace for you sir!
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A good back surgeon saved my life a few years ago: I didn't know what pain was until the old sciatic nerve started getting pushed around. Good luck Bill! -- pulling hard for you from up here in the middle of Oregon.
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Check back when you can, Bill. We're praying for you and the medical team.
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Hope it goes great, and ends your back issues Bill!
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Hope your doing better now.
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Prayers said
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Waiting on the good news. Expecting a successful surgery.
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Any updates my Brother? Prayers continue.
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Lots of pain this time. They are keeping me another night.
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Pain is good- no severed nerves. Heal well !
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Hang in there Bill, more prayers on the way for Bill in El Paso.
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Stay strong! Prayers continuing.
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Prayers continuing Bill for a fast recovery.
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Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 4:30 pm
Lots of pain this time. They are keeping me another night.
Sorry to hear about the pain. Prayers continue for a speedy recovery.
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Prayers up. Been through 2 surgeries but no fusions yet. Third time is not far off, and probably my first fusion. Back pain impacts the whole body... heck, your whole being. I hope it is successful for you.
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Home and doing better with temporary help from hydrocodone. They issued me a walker upon discharge. I have a walker ... I have a walker ...😟
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Glad you are on the mend.
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Keep moving Bill! It's a hard surgery for sure. Prayers for the best for you, so sorry for what you are going through! -Tutt
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Sounds encouraging... :D
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Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:08 pm
Home and doing better with temporary help from hydrocodone. They issued me a walker upon discharge. I have a walker ... I have a walker ...😟
That's a good thing. Use it until you don't need it any more. Listen to your physical therapist - and do what they tell you.

Meantime, we're in your corner praying with you about it.
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for me. what worked best after major back surgeries was to be up and on my feet as much as i could tolerate....sounds wrong, but it isnt -- the soreness and pain diminshed fast for me , doing that.

let your back be your guide, but be up and going if you can
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Good news Bill, praying for a speedy recovery.
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hfcable wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 10:56 pm
for me. what worked best after major back surgeries was to be up and on my feet as much as i could tolerate....sounds wrong, but it isnt -- the soreness and pain diminshed fast for me , doing that.

let your back be your guide, but be up and going if you can
I was amazed at how quickly they got my mother-in-law to exercising after she had surgery for a broken leg, and then a few months later for a knee replacement and then the other knee. Each time it seemed that they barely let her get out of sedation before putting her to work. She was up and at 'em in no time at all it seemed. And she's still very faithful in her exercises to keep flexible and mobile. I assume it's the same for the back as well, or other such surgeries. We've come a long way from being immobile for weeks at a time while our muscles atrophied followed by long, slow PT to recoup.
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Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:08 pm
Home and doing better with temporary help from hydrocodone. They issued me a walker upon discharge. I have a walker ... I have a walker ...😟
I'd have asked for a Dragoon . :mrgreen:
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He will be Dragoon himself around soon.
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